Does Draymond Green have a thing for Steven Adams’ balls? Basing from Golden State Warriors’ Game 3 against Oklahoma City Thunder, one may suspect it is true.
Ball in hand, Green goes for a drive straight to the basket in the second quarter of Game 3. Steven Adams does his very best to block the Warriors power forward but receives a thunderous kick to the nuts.
The seven-feet center of OKC crashed on all fours, clearly in pain after the centered kick Green delivered.
In Game 2, Draymond Green was delivering a rebound all the way from the other side when he also accidentally hit Adams. The blow was delivered to Adams’ midsection, with the center crumbling right under the ring.
USA Today reported that Draymond Green’s groin attack in Game 3 against Adams merited him a Flagrant 1 foul. Although Rip City fans were keen to see the player out of the court, officials who reviewed footage of the incident declared it a Flagrant Foul 1 violation only.
It was called by referee Scott Foster.
A flagrant foul is defined by NBA as an “unnecessary contact committed by a player against an opponent.” Following the violation, a player may be suspended from succeeding games. A Flagrant Foul 2, on the other hand, gives a player instant ejection from the game.
Golden State Warriors is currently playing against Oklahoma City Thunder for the Western Conference Finals. They are currently tied at 1-1. Game 3 is hosted by the Rip City at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Whatever the results of Game 3 will be, the next game will still see Rip City with a home court advantage. Game 4 is scheduled on Tuesday, May 24, 9:00PM ET (Wednesday, May 25, 11:00AM NSW).